Flaming Lips: Save Yourself from Chapping in Cold Weather
There’s nothing quite as annoying as the feeling of dry lips. Itchy, sore, and broken, chapped lips can totally ruin a day. Here, we’re going to look at how a good quality lip balm can make all the difference, especially during the colder months when dry skin (including your lips) is exacerbated.
Should men wear lip balm?
Most men only think about looking after their lips when it’s too late and they’ve already become dry and sore. However, chapped lips don’t just crop up in cold weather and there are many factors that contribute to the condition, which then lead to swelling and even bleeding.
Men’s lips are just as sensitive as women’s lips and preventative techniques – like regularly using a lip balm – can help minimise the chance of them drying out. Lip balms often come with ingredients designed specifically to soften and smoothen out the skin and leave it feeling healthy and hydrated.
Which lip balm is best for dry lips?
Choose a lip balm with carefully selected ingredients and steer clear of anything with petroleum as this can often make things even worse. Our Original Lip Balm has mint, candelilla was, castor oil, and shea butter and has been designed specifically for men and can be used as often as needed.
Which lip balm is best for dry lips in winter?
Cold weather is notorious for drying out the skin all over your body and your lips are no exception. They come into contact with all the same air and pollution as your face but often don’t get the same protection because you are unlikely to use moisturiser on your lips.
Lip balms are effective in winter as they can give a layer or both protection against wind and cold, as well as giving them much needed hydration.
Does lip balm help chapped lips?
The short answer is yes, but it needs to be a good lip balm. As we mentioned, a lot of lip balms contain petroleum, which moisturises the lips but doesn’t treat the actual problem. In fact, you will probably end up loading your lips with balm which eventually means you’ll keep needing it just for the relief. Slathering it on doesn’t help because it won’t get rid of the dead skin that is the root cause. You’ll need to properly exfoliate the lips with a balm that has the right ingredients.
How do you hydrate your lips?
There are a few ways you can keep your lips from getting dry. Firstly, keep hydrated throughout the day by drinking water. In the cold weather, wrap up with a scarf to stop the freezing air getting to your lips.Prevention is as good as treatment so keep some lip balm with you at all times so you can apply as and when you need it during the day. It can really make a difference to how you feel and, should a kiss arise, you’ll be ready for it.